Hamas Urges Hizbullah to Pull Fighters Out of Syria

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Hamas on Monday urged Hizbullah to withdraw its fighters from Syria, saying its involvement in that war is contributing to the "sectarian polarization" of the region.

Hizbullah should focus its efforts on fighting its arch-enemy Israel, said the Islamist Palestinian movement in a statement released in the Gaza Strip.

"We ask Hizbullah to withdraw its forces from Syria and to keep their weapons pointed at the Zionist enemy, namely because their involvement in Syria has contributed to an increase of sectarian polarization in the region," the statement said.

The Syria war has triggered sectarian tensions in Arab countries, including in Lebanon between supporters and opponents of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Hizbullah, a Muslim Shiite movement and long-time ally of Assad's government, has been increasingly involved in the Syrian conflict now its third year, with fighters battling alongside the Syrian army against the mostly Sunni Muslim rebel fighters.

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech on Friday that his fighters, who helped Assad's army recapture the strategic town of Qusayr near Lebanon's border, a former rebel stronghold, will stay involved in the Syrian conflict.

Nasrallah had previously justified the group's involvement in Syria by saying they were defending Lebanese-inhabited border villages inside Syria and Shiite holy sites in the Damascus province.

But during a May 25 speech marking the 13th anniversary of Israel's military withdrawal from southern Lebanon, Nasrallah said "if Syria falls in the hands of the Takfiris and the United States, the resistance will become under a siege and Israel will enter Lebanon. If Syria falls, the Palestinian cause will be lost.”

Comments 23
Default-user-icon Moussa Ali (Guest) 17 June 2013, 15:00

أخونا العزيز حسن إبن أبو حسن
من الفلسطينين الذين رفعوا السلاح بوجه اللبنانين، نحذرك أن قضيتنا المركزية هي فلسطين التي لا حل لها إلا بقتل الأبرياء في سوريا كما فعلنا في لبنان.

Thumb superhabib 17 June 2013, 18:09

Lol, wasn't it just confirmed that Hamas has both advisers and fighters with the FSA? Who are these traitors to speak?

Thumb primesuspect 17 June 2013, 18:10

Hamas, go fight the Shiite. That's one holy mission for you. Make sure no one makes it out alive, incl you. Jajajajajaja

Missing dabehshabiha 17 June 2013, 18:40

Stay involved hezb, more young 5 year old kaafir sunni girls for your safavid shia vile pigs to rape infront of camera, YA MEHDIDIIDI KARBALALALALALA, your all going to die

Thumb primesuspect 17 June 2013, 19:39

LoL. U r so funny. If I didn't know u I'd get shocked.

Missing peace 18 June 2013, 01:05

Unfortunately bigcat it goes both way...

"In March of this year, the United Nations human rights chief, Navi Pillay, stated in an interview that security forces in Syria are systematically detaining and torturing children with the approval or complicity of President Bashar Assad. “They’ve gone for the children, for whatever purpose, in large numbers, hundreds detained and tortured,” she said. “It’s just horrendous, children shot in the knees, held together with adults, in really inhumane conditions, denied medical treatment for their injuries, either held as hostages, or held as sources of information” (BBC).

Missing peace 18 June 2013, 13:44

", but never fought their pretended enemy, israel."

just like you friend bashar he never fought the israelis... just shut up mowaten , your friends never fought israel to liberate golan for decades! they got bomb twice by israel not so long ago all they do is bark against them threatening them but actions? NADA... they bomb turkey but israel? nooooooo, too cowards or just accomplices with israel not to disturb the quietness of the golan front... LOL!! talk about "resistance" a BIG FARCE!!! poor brainwashed fanatic...

Default-user-icon Anon (Guest) 17 June 2013, 19:42

Hamas are a disgrace there are the Islamic equivalent of Zionists. These hypocrites talk about "Sectarian Polarisation" when they them selves are sectarian just look at how they mistreating Palestinian Christians in Gaza. With Qatar's money Hamas has quickly forgotten who their real friend in the region are and also forgotten how to treat their fellow Palestinians.

Missing peace 17 June 2013, 21:41

lol! how loyal to your friends hezbi s are!!... as soon as one disagree with your militiamen then he is a sionist.. typical trait of a sick and brainwashed mind....

Missing people-power 17 June 2013, 20:15

Iran, Assad regime, and Hezbollah can no longer claim to be a "resistance" front anymore when the Palestinians themselves are against them!

Missing peace 17 June 2013, 21:57

but the legal representatives of the palestinians support the fight for freedom and democracy of the syrian rebels....

Missing peace 17 June 2013, 22:25

as far as i know hamas and fatah represent the palestinians not hezbollah..... like it or not....

Missing peace 17 June 2013, 23:12

hezbollah says it when they pretend to liberate israel... it is not their job but the job of the palestinians themselves... so why should lebanon suffer from the unilateral decision of hezbis? why can't hezbis just mind lebanon and help improve its economy instead of dragging it into war despite the position of the lebanese gvt?
it only proves that hezbis work for themselves and iran but certainly not for the sake of lebanese or palestinians....

and also when M14 asks for hezbis to pull out, M8 finds is a hostile move against hezbis , but hamas says it it is not hostile? everyone ask for it,excpet of course iran and syria , strange no?

Missing peace 18 June 2013, 00:58

tell us the difference between gulf dictators and iranian and syrian dictators?
being puppet of the iranians is better? being armed to the teeth and deciding of the fate of lebanon, deciding if lebanon goes to war or peace is better? deciding for the vast majority of lebanese who aspire only to live better but drag them in constant wars is better? you have a strange concept of a state and of freedom...

Default-user-icon jkort (Guest) 17 June 2013, 21:25

Since Hamas is Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda and al Nusra are their 'military arms' in Syria, these comments by Hamas would be comical if there hadn't been so much murder, torture, rape, kidnapping, and theft from the Bros external 'allies'. Whoever believes anything that anyone from the Muslim Brotherhood says will soon learn their mistake.

Missing gcb1 17 June 2013, 21:36

Hezb's response: Hamas are Zionists.

Missing peace 17 June 2013, 21:43

lol! that is why hezbis interferre in the palestinian affairs and want to defend the rights of the palestinians in the place of the elected representatives by the palestinian people thmeselves!
it only shows one thing: they are just paid to create division in the region in the name of iran....

Missing nai0271 17 June 2013, 22:46

They gotta be ready for when the mehdi going to come to join the battle and enable the shittes to start an empire ....lol..bunch of ignorent fanatics who believe blindly in what they are told and go die for it, believign they are going to get their 72 virgions and rivers of wine...oh wait i thought drinking was forbidden ..lol

Missing --karim_m1 17 June 2013, 23:09

Hamas? They still exist?

Missing peace 17 June 2013, 23:15

yes hezbis allies :)

Missing --karim_m1 18 June 2013, 01:48

You need to re-read the article, Al Qaeda sympathizer.

Missing peace 18 June 2013, 02:12

"Al Qaeda sympathizer." only in your dreams but if it makes you feel better saying that to ease off your hatred, be my guest....

Missing canadianadam 18 June 2013, 07:15

It's a shame this article was spammed with useless commentary seemingly from more FT and Mowaten alt accounts. Naharnet, please do your best to block these alts.

You don't have to be a Hamas sympathizer or even a proponent of the Pali cause to see the significance in this development, which again was unfortunately blurred by the useless propaganda being posted here.

You have HA claiming to represent the sovereignty of Palestine and Lebanon, so my question: which Palestine are you fighting for? It seems that the only democratically elected Palestinian faction sees you as illegitimate and sectarian! After the FPM with their general Claouns schemes of being president, which Sovereign Lebanon are you defending? HA has lost any legitimacy it had.